Airbus Beluga A300-600
Airbus Company is the development and production of five new cargo liners Airbus Beluga, intended for the transport of oversized cargo. The next generation of transport aircraft will be based on the basis of the airframe Airbus A330-200 maintaining many existing components and equipment from the previous model Airbus A300-600 - bulk cargo compartment, hinged cockpit control aircraft upgraded with the addition of new structures. Airbus Company seeks to create a new liner to ensure the needs of the growing production in the transport corporation overall fuselage assembled model airplanes.
The first aircraft to be ready for operation in the middle of 2019 years and gliders operating on the basis of Airbus A300-600 2025 will be used until the year.
The integration of the European countries in building a cargo ship
Cargo Liner for the transport of oversized cargo Airbus A300-600 (Super Transporter) having the name Beluga is based on a typical widebody airframe Airbus A300. Airbus Company is a transatlantic, its plants are located in several countries. The founders of the group are companies from Germany, Spain, France and England. This consortium in the field of aviation is the largest and most successful, occupies a large part of the market for the production of civil aircraft. Details liners are manufactured in factories located in four countries and to build transported to the main plant, carrying out the final assembly. For the timely delivery of aircraft components and was founded Beluga. Wings and chassis manufactured in the UK, the tail and doors in Spain, the fuselage in Germany and the nose of the French, and the final assembly is carried out in the cities of Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Seville (Spain).
Since the beginning of the project for the production of Airbus aircraft in 1970 year for the delivery of components used 4 liner Boeing Stratocruisers, but with the development and expansion of production capacity of aircraft used was not enough.
The company's management decided to 1991 year to create a company that would have developed a new cargo liner for transportation of oversized cargo. As a prototype was selected widebody twin-Airbus A300, which has been modified with the extension of the fuselage to 7.1 meters in diameter. For transportation of aggregates it has been changed the front part of the aircraft. The bow of the new design had been equipped with a special system allowing, tilt the cockpit when loading cargo, reinforced tail section to provide stability during flight.
The development of the program to create a new liner
Production liner was launched in 1992 year, and in September 1994, the first flight. After completing the flight test and certification, the liner Airbus A300-600 Beluga was put into operation in October 1995 years. 5 were built aircraft, which are intensively used for the transport of components built aircraft.
The volume of the cargo compartment is larger than that Beluga On-5 Galaxy and ANT-124, but inferior to the ANT-225. However, the weight of the cargo is significantly lower at 47 t, while C-5 Galaxy is capable of carrying 122.5 t, and Ant-124 150 tons. The cargo compartment F-300-600 adapted to transport components A380, who had previously delivered by sea and rail transport.
In November 2014 the administration of Airbus announced that it designed a new type of cargo liner (5 aircraft), created on the basis of A330-200, which is expected to enter into 2019 year.
Specifications liner Airbus A300-600 Beluga
Airplane Airbus A300-600ST and its technical features:
• Crew -2 pilot;
• The volume of the cargo compartment - 1410 cube. m;
• Capacity - 47 t;
• The length of the fuselage - 56.15 m;
• Wingspan - 44.84 m;
• Housing height - 17.24 m;
• Wing area - 258.8 square. m;
• The maximum takeoff weight - 155 t;
• Engines - 2hGE SF6-80S2A8, turbofan;
• The diameter of the fuselage - 7.1 m;
• Range with cargo 40 t - 2779 km;
• 26 t - 4632 km;
• Cruising speed 750 km / h.
Airbus A300-600 Beluga. Gallery.
Airbus A300-600 Beluga. Video.
Airbus Company has high hopes for developing a new model of Airbus A330-200, which will speed up the transportation of bulky goods and increase transportation efficiency of aircraft components.
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